First impressions are everything and you should spend Meet the Teacher night focusing on building relationships with your students' families, not shuffling through paperwork!
Because we all know that one parent that's going to talk a little TOO long…
So, here are my 6 tips for Meet the Teacher night:
Tip #1 Meet the Teacher Folder
Tip #2 Meet the Teacher Contact Magnet
My second tip for you is to offer a freebie for the parents to help build a relationship with them. I always make teacher contact magnets.
#3 Organizing Student Supplies
#4: Organizing Community Supplies
You can read more about how I organize community supplies here:
#5 Take Notes
My fifth tip for meet the teacher is about writing down all of the information that you gathered during meet the teacher night because even though it’s not one on one parent conferences, you can gain a lot of really good information for meet the teacher.
#6 Be Prepared
A Stress Free Meet the Teacher
Being a prepared teacher will set a good foundation for future communciation.
Here are a few things you NEED to have in a system for at Meet the Teacher night:
- Meet the Teacher/About Me Letter
- Meet the Teacher Notes Page
- Supply List
- How to Sort Your Supplies
- Classroom Wish List
- Parent/Student Contact Information (with allergies, diet restrictions, strengths and areas to work on)
- Transportation Form
- Transportation Tags
These are all things that you can create yourself, but if you are short on time (or creativity), you can purchase my full set of Meet the Teacher forms for $3 HERE: